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Congressional Two-Step: Cut Taxes, Then Cut Entitlements

Elder rights groups are warning that the federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (HR 1) will be financed by gutting entitlement programs like Social Security and Medicare.

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Have Yourself a Safe Holiday Shopping Season

While hunting down the perfect gift for Aunt Sally or rushing to whip up a revered family recipe, the last thing on your mind this holiday season might be your safety and security.

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Why Your Credit Cards Shouldn’t Retire When You Do

When her car trouble began, Beverly Dobratz, 70, assumed that years of responsible credit usage would qualify her for a new car loan with a low interest rate.

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Gift Giving: All Black Friday Deals Are Not Created Equal

Spend $200 on a great Christmas gift at the big box store and get a $50 gift card. Sounds like a great offer. It may, in fact, entice you to spend more than you normally would.

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Shielding Yourself And Elderly Parents From Financial Fraud

Your golden years are supposed to be the time when you live off your retirement savings, see more of your family and dive fully into leisurely pursuits. Unfortunately, they’re also the years when you’ll be a prime target of financial fraud.

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Pressure Builds to Cut Medicare Patients in on Prescription Deals

Medicare enrollees, who have watched their out-of-pocket spending on prescription drugs climb in recent years, might be in for a break.

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